Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

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Re: Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

Postby Minnie the Minx » 28 Jun 2017, 17:16

My first post on this thread seems very quaint now
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Re: Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

Postby sloopjohnc » 28 Jun 2017, 18:23

About six years ago, I used to go to a local open mic and try out my songs. The fear of flubbing was much greater than the enjoyment I got being on stage and getting compliments so I quit. I still write songs, but have found I enjoy crafting them more than performing. My guitar teacher and I work on them and occasionally I'll play the recording to friends and family, but even that's pretty rare.

My son was surprised last month when I played him some songs and they were good. That was good enough for me.

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Re: Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

Postby the gorton gollum » 28 Jun 2017, 18:27

Got them ol' Breakfast Burrito Blues?
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Re: Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

Postby Minnie the Minx » 22 Sep 2017, 01:54

I know nothing about guitars in terms of what is 'desirable' and what is not but I just rented a Fender with a plug in as I'm playing in public a lot and I can't keep borrowing other people's. My old Epiphone is a little raggedy. Anyway, ducking hell. I brought it home and it's like playing a pat of butter. Gorgeous. Can't wait till my next show!
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Re: Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

Postby Minnie the Minx » 29 Jan 2018, 01:03

I booked in a lesson today about alternate tunings. Fucking hell, if I thought I enjoyed dicking about on the guitar BEFORE trying to find noises..I wounder if I can have a week off "sick" writing 100 new songs.
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Re: Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 29 Jan 2018, 01:09

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Did someone hear a deja vu thing going on here?

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Re: Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

Postby Minnie the Minx » 29 Jan 2018, 01:11

Lol! I had seen that love, thanks - I need to be in a room with someone spelling it out to me though - I ain't as clever as you :)
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Re: Self absorbed musings on learning to play and perform with a guitar

Postby take5_d_shorterer » 29 Jan 2018, 01:25

Okay.

Sometimes it helps to have a person show you this in real time.

Ask about DADGAD for your next lesson.

You can also try Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" tuning, which is low to high, CGCFCE.

If you really want alternate tunings, then you should seek out Joni Mitchell's Complete So Far

Sample at https://content.alfred.com/catpages/00-40964.pdf

I bought one for a friend. It looks correct. Mitchell's sense of harmony is unusual.